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June 27, 2013  Thu 7:30 AM CT

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Earnings, Revenue Surpass Expectations

Progress Software reported second-quarter profit of $0.27 on revenue of $81.7 million. Analysts had only expected $0.22 and $79 million, respectively. PRGS rose 7.5 percent before the opening bell on my tradeMONSTER platform.

Bulls Hit the Road with Winnebago Industries

Recreational-vehicle maker Winnebago Industries' profit roughly doubled, matching analyst forecasts. Revenue of $218.2 million, however, cruised past the $197.8 million expected by analysts. WGO climbs 5 percent in early trading.

Weak Numbers Send Paychex Lower

Paychex reported fourth-quarter profit of $0.34, missing the $0.38 expected by the Street. Revenue of $585.3 million also lagged the $586 million estimate. PAYX slides 3.5 percent in the premarket.

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Sweet Spot Exceptions

As discussed last week, when using the Stock Replacement Strategy to replace a stock position to trade direction, we want to use an option that has very similar characteristics to the stock. We talked about using the deep in-the-money, 80 to 85 delta option that is similar in the Greeks and has relatively little extrinsic value which tends to work against us in stock directional trading.

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